The rarity of science Nobels for women is an ongoing scandal
The CDC calls their misuse “one of the most serious public health problems in the United States”
It leads to violence against, and the trafficking of, Native women
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In this post, I'm continuing my discussion of the excellent article by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee in the New York Times Magazine (published April 26, 2013) on social psychologist and scientific fraudster Diederik Stapel...
Halley up close in 1986 (Giotto mission, ESA) It happens every year around now, and this year should peak on May 5th at approximately 9pm EDT (in the wee hours of May 6th if you're on GMT)...
What is mental illness? Schizophrenia? Autism? Bipolar disorder? Depression? Since the 1950s, the profession of psychiatry has attempted to provide definitive answers to these questions in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ...
Editor's note (11/7/13): Find the entry point and new posts of Bob Grumman's M@h*(pOet)?ica at http://poeticks.com/ #StorySaturday is a Guest Blog weekend experiment in which we invite people to write about science in a different, unusual format – fiction, science fiction, lablit, personal story, fable, fairy tale, poetry, or comic strip...
Rare sharks, toads, rhinos and bears are among the endangered species in the news this week.Hammer Time: David Shiffman offers 10 reasons why great and scalloped hammerhead sharks ( Sphyrna mokarran and S...
On May 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report showing that suicide among middle-aged Americans has risen substantially.
This week saw the launch of a new science-and-culture magazine, Nautilus, with both print and online versions. I'll be contributing regular blog posts to the site.
I am really missing the States right now. Today marks the most exciting sport event in my book, the 139th Run for the Roses, the most exciting 2 minutes in Sports: The Kentucky Derby!
http://www.darekkocurek.com/en/gallery/image/stephen-king-the-jaunt Ed. Note: This blog originally appeared on Sleights of Mind." Your mind can be your best friend; it can keep you amused even when there's nothing to read, nothing to do...
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